Frequently Asked Questions
Is the teak oiled or have a finish on it?
The teak furniture comes from the factory kiln dried and ready for assembly. Some customers prefer not to use an oil or finish on the teak, therefore all items come ready to finish if so desired. Applying teak oils will darken the complexion of the wood, giving it a dark rich luster that some people like when used both indoors and outdoors. Some prefer to leave their teak furniture plain and let the natural outdoor patina weather to a silvery gray luster. The choice is always left to the customer for finishing. However, Westminster Teak does not recommend oiling your furniture! Oiling your teak furniture creates a maintenance schedule and also allows mildew and mold to grow very, very quickly. In addition, teak oil will become splotchy after exposure to the rain. For more details about teak care, please proceed to our Teak Care page, a very informative page on the care of teak and the application of Teak Guard.
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